Kitsap Mental Health Services, a Community Mental Health Center on WA’s beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Settle. Our comprehensive behavioral health facility has been voted one of Washington CEO Magazine’s “Best Companies to Work for.” We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits & a positive work environment.
We are a progressive not-for-profit corporation providing comprehensive and integrated array of services in support of individuals in our community and their families who suffer the effects of mental illness. Kitsap Mental Health Services is a national leader in behavior health care and is a recent recipient of a CMS Innovation Award to develop a bi-directional integrated health care model that can be replicated on national basis. Join the team that is helping to forge the future of integrated behavioral health care.
Kitsap Mental Health Services' mission is to shape the future of mental health through state of the science service delivery, community partnerships and advocacy. We emphasize building on our clients’ strengths and tailoring programs to meet individual needs.
*This position is funded through a CMS Innovation Grant.
PURPOSE: Provide support and assistance to KMHS youth serving teams, clients and their families so as to ensure the effective and efficient coordination of services with primary, specialty, and other health care, strengthen targeted chronic disease prevention and management activities, and track client health data in the client health record.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
•Work with Child & Family (C&F) teams, community health providers and hospitals to establish systematic linkages and communications so as to ensure the timely exchange of relevant health data and facilitate the coordination of behavioral and physical health care.
•Assist the C&F teams with timely communications with primary and specialty medical care providers, acute care hospitals, and emergency departments regarding identified clients.
•Communicate key client health information and needs to C&F teams for comprehensive care coordination and treatment planning, especially regarding Race to Health (RTH) related co-morbidities.
•Assist with gathering and tracking health and RTH data including accurate and timely entering of data into the electronic health record and other relevant health data systems.
•Provide consultations to C&F team staff regarding identified youth and families who would benefit from information and coaching regarding healthy behaviors, wellness, nutrition, and other health factors specific to overall family health and management medical conditions.
•Provide health promotion and management related services and activities to KMHS clients and families including information and individual and group education to improve their understanding of health and self-management capabilities.
•In conjunction with the Healthy Living Program Developer (HLPD), develop assessment, coaching and educational tools and resources targeted to identified chronic disease prevention and management needs of C&F clients and their families.
•In conjunction with the HLPD, provide support to C&F teams to interpret, prioritize and present Health Analyst (HA) generated client health data to the teams, with assistance from C&F nursing staff and Psychiatric Medical Providers.
•Work closely with HLPD, HA, nursing and psychiatric providers, and PCPs to stay abreast of client health needs, developing evidence based interventions that contribute to positive health outcomes, and guide the development of KMHS health related services.
•Other duties as assigned.
BA in Health or Behavioral Health related field with child and adolescent medical/wellness experience. Knowledge of chronic health conditions affecting children and impact of family health habits. Experience providing health education to youth and families preferred. Ability to work within interdisciplinary team setting on behalf of complex clients with extensive behavioral care needs. Experience with EMR and data tracking and ability to read data reports. Familiarity with outpatient medical clinic operations so as to facilitate the establishment of positive and productive relationships with primary care staff throughout the community. Effective collaboration and communication skills.
For an application and to apply please visit our website at www.kitsapmentalhealth.org